Remembrance Day is coming up soon here in Canada. With November 11th on its way, here at Wheaton Honda we thought it would be a good time to discuss services and ceremonies on Remembrance Day, the day we remember all of our fallen soldiers and pay tribute to our veterans. There are so many who have sacrificed so much, and it is important to take the time to show gratitude and pay our respects. There are many Remembrance Day Services in Edmonton AB that give our community members a chance to observe this very important day. Read on to find out more about service times and locations. We encourage all of you to attend at least one of these services here in Edmonton to remember those we have lost over the years.
City Hall Remembrance Day Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony
Where: City Room at City Hall
When: Wednesday November 11, 2015; ceremony: 10:15am, wreath laying: 10:55am
The Remembrance Day service at City Hall will honour those who have served our country. Seating starts at 9:45am and will continue until 10:10am. The ceremony begins promptly at 10:15am. Keep in mind seating is first come first serve and there is limited standing room. After the service, there will be an outdoor procession to the City Hall cenotaph for the Wreath Laying, which begins at 10:55am.
University of Alberta Butterdome Remembrance Day Ceremony
Where: U of A Butterdome, 89 Avenue and 112 Street
When: Wednesday November 11, 10:10am
The University of Alberta Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at the Butterdome and begin at 10:10am. The public should be seated by this time. The service will include Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. The public is invited to pay their respects to those who have fought and made sacrifices for our country.
No Stone Left Alone Remembrance Ceremony
Where: Beechmount Cemetery Field of Honour, 12420 – 104 Street
When: Tuesday November 10, 2015, 10:30am
This will be the 5th year for the No Stone Left Alone Ceremony. Junior high school students will be gathering at Beechmount Cemetery to pay their respects to those who have served in our military. The students will be placing poppies on soldiers’ headstones in remembrance.
Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony
Where: Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, 10440 – 108 Avenue
When: Wednesday November 11, 2015, 10am
The Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre’s Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum will also host a brief remembrance ceremony to honour those who have fought in our military. The traditional minute of silence will be held at 11am. Admission is free and free parking is available in front of the building.
Royal Canadian Artillery Band Musical Salute at City Hall
Where: City Room at City Hall
When: Sunday November 8,, 2015, 2pm
The Royal Canadian Artillery Band will be performing “A Musical Salute: A Tribute Our Veterans” on Sunday November 8 at the City Room of City Hall. The concert will feature the Rhythem Gunners Big Band and the RC Pipes and Drums. There is no cost for admission to the event.
Other Remembrance Day Observances
- The City of Edmonton Cemeteries, including Edmonton Cemetery, Beechmount Cemetery, and Northern Lights Cemetery, will be lowering the Canadian flag in the Fields of Honour as a tribute to Canada’s veterans.
- On Remembrance Day, Wednesday November 11, those in a military uniform or legion dress, those with a Canadian Forces identification card, and those with a veteran’s card can travel throughout the Edmonton Transit System for free.
- To honour those who have served in Canada’s military, the High Level Bridge will be lit in red and white on Remembrance Day.
Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving in Canada’s military. We are grateful for the achievements and sacrifices you have made for your country and we remember those we have lost along the way.